logo3                       John Belward's research activities


Recent publications

A Hybrid Clough-Tocher Radial Basis Function Method for Modelling Leaf Surfaces  M.Oqielat, J.A.Belward, I.W.Turner,and B.I.Loch, in Oxley, L. and Kulasiri, D. (eds) MODSIM 2007 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2007, pp. 74-80. ISBN : 978-0-9758400-4-7.
http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim07/Papers/

On derivative estimation and the solution of least squares problems.   John A. Belward,   Ian W. Turner,  Milos Ilic .  To appear in Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Application of Surface Fitting Techniques for the Representation of Leaf Surfaces.     In Zerger, A. and Argent, R.M. (eds) MODSIM 2005 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2005, pp. 1272-1278. ISBN: 0-9758400-2-9. http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim05/papers/Loch.pdf
Joint with B.I.Loch, and J.S.Hanan.

On derivative estimation and the solution of least squares problems.  J Computational and Applied Mathematics, 222 , pp. 511-523,  2008.
Joint with I.W.Turner and M.Ilic

A Hybrid Clough-Tocher Radial Basis Function Method for  Modelling Leaf Surfaces.  In Oxley, L. and Kulasiri, D. (eds) MODSIM 2007 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2007, pp. 400-406. ISBN : 978-0-9758400-4-7. http://mssanz.org.au/MODSIM07/papers/7_s50/    Joint with  I. W. Turner and  M. N. Oqielat.

A Hybrid Clough-Tocher Method for Surface Fitting with Application to Leaf Data.  Applied Mathematical Modelling,
33,  pp. 2582-2595, 2009.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2008.07.023  Joint with I.W.Turner and M.N.Oqielat.

 Numerical investigations of linear least squares methods for derivative estimation,
ANZIAM Journal, Electronic edition, 50, Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Computational Techniques and
Applications Conference, CTAC-2008, eds. Geoffry N. Mercer  and A. J. Roberts . 
  http://anziamj.austms.org.au/ojs/index.php/ANZIAMJ/article/view/1475  Joint with I.W.Turnaer and M.N.Oqielat.

Error Bounds for Least Squares Gradient Estimates. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing.  volume 32, no. 4
URL: http://link.aip.org/link/?SCE/32/2146 Joint with I. W. Turner, and M. Oqielat.

Water Droplet Movement on a Leaf Surface. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, Revised version under review,  2009.  Joint with M. Oqielat, I. Turner,  and S. McCue.


Research Grant

2010  ARC Linkage grant.  $440,000, 2010-2012  Partners  Prof. Ian Turner, QUT, Dr, Scott McCue, QUT, Dr. J Hanan , UQ, Dr.Gary Dorr, UQ,  Dr . G .Elliot, ANU,  Dr Alison Forster, Plant Protection Chemistry, New Zealand, Dr. Jerzy Zabkiewicz, Plant Protection Chemmistry, Nre Zealand, Nufarm Australia, Syngenta Crop Protection.


Mentors and Associates



Ian Turner     Professor of Computational Applied Mathematics, QUT.

Kevin Burrage,  Professor, Mathematics, QUT, and Comlab, University of Oxford

Jim Hanan,  Senior Research Fellow, UQ

Birgit Loch.   Lecturer at University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.  Former Ph. D. student .

Ph. D.  students


Osama Ogilat     Ph.D. student at QUT shared with Ian Turner and Scott McCue